Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
is also on the leadership team with virginia fox and wynn jenkins. so that is exciting. it is fun to see more women running for office across the board but also on the republican ticket and running and being successful. i believe those are important voices we bring in these discussions. >> congress is kind of the de facto communications expert then. i'm curious how you are counseling your colleagues to broaden the field. there has been a poor job of communicating policies and delivering this message to minorities and to women. are you ready to make structural changes? is it a matter of using different buzz words? is it a matter of people like yourself as opposed to other republicans to convey the message? what's your plan? >> when you look at our position on any issue, i believe a lot of it is in the messenger and making sure we are connecting with people the -- with people. the demographics in this country continue to change. it is important to make sure those people know who we are and what we are all about. a lot of times the democrats define us a certain way, and we have to make sure
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
to buy the guns himself. officials say dawn wynn lied on a form saying she'd be the gun owner. she told the court the weapons were stolen from her. that story and of course, the newtown school shooting has drawn a lot of attention to gun control laws in this country as lawmakers and lobbyists debate solutions and some are taking actions themselves. the big idea today, gun buybacks. in new haven, connecticut, towns offering cash or gift cards for anyone handling a gun. and a city an hour from newtown, connecticut, a buyback program happening right now is no-doubt personal. joining me live now on the telephone is bridgeport mayor bill finch. mayor, good to have you. we have you on the phone because the skype connection wouldn't have been great. >> it's good to be here. we worked so hard, but the technology doesn't always work with you. >> is the gun buyback program drawing a big response? >>s yes, we raised over $100,000 in food coupons from the local grocer and we've had over 300 guns sold back to the city, spent a little over 30,000 in -- you know, i think people are happy to do it. we'
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
and disturbing story we're bringing to you right now. as i understand it, dawn wynn was with the gunman at the time these weapons were purchased. fred, what can you tell us about this? >> i can tell you a bunch of things. everybody knows you don't buy cigarettes for a 12-year-old in the grocery store. you don't buy cases of beer for a bunch of 16-year-olds in their car parked in the parking lot of a liquor store. what possessed this woman to purchase two weapons, assault weapon and shotgun for this guy? the guy was a convicted felon. under the law he is forbidden to possess the law under any circumstances. on federal form in bold letters, are you real buyer or buying this for something else. this is making a false statement. that is a felony. she made a false statement and aided and abet ad convicted felon in possessing a a firearm that is another crime. uma: eric, they want to send a strong message. >> they should send a strong message. uma: airing rick, go ahead. >> a pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood. that is the point the government wants to do. i agree with everything fred